The Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment on a proposal to change the designated season of use for a dead-end road in the Fish Ford area, according to Lisa Bryant, the spokesperson for the BLM’s Canyon Country District.
Efforts are still afoot to move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to a western state, and the U.S. Department of Interior is asking Congress to let it spend $10.5 million in the next fiscal year to explore the idea.
The Bureau of Land Management will hold a two-day meeting of the Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee on June 5-6. The public is welcome to attend and observe the meeting at the Hideout Community Center located at 648 South Hideout Way in Monticello. The June 5 meeting is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It resumes from 8 a.m. to noon June 6, according to BLM spokesperson Lisa Bryant.
The Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday, May 1, announced it seeks public nominations for positions on 31 Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) nationwide. These citizen-based committees assist in the development of recommendations that address public land management issues. BLM-Utah is seeking up to six new members for the Utah Resource Advisory Council, according to a statement from the BLM-Utah office.
The downside of Moab’s wild popularity as a tourist destination is easy to spot at jam-packed Arches National Park, on the city’s traffic-clogged streets and sidewalks and inside its crowded commercial outlets, but the huge and growing number of visitors also impact the Bureau of Land Management.
Citing damage to wildlife habitats – some that are home to threatened or endangered species –the Bureau of Land Management’s Moab Field Office is in the process of shutting down dispersed camping at the Klondike Bluffs Mountain Bike Trail off Highway 191, 23 miles north of Moab.
The Bureau of Land Management appreciates the public’s help in avoiding potential raptor nesting areas in the Indian Creek climbing area. The BLM is actively conducting raptor nesting surveys with its agency partners and HawkWatch International. The first phase of surveys is complete, and the agencies will continue to monitor the area and provide further updates, as needed, according to the BLM.
Public lands near the state line between Moab and Grand Junction are being heavy hit by an increasing number of campers, so the Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a newly completed environmental review for Rabbit Valley.
The Bureau of Land Management is investigating multiple reports it received regarding a helicopter that lifted a small aircraft marooned on top of Parriott Mesa in Castle Valley Monday morning.
The Bureau of Land Management seeks comments on an environmental assessment analyzing a proposal to provide sustainable camping opportunities and improvements in the Klondike Bluffs area. The proposal addresses increased visitor demand for camping through the creation of designated campsites and campgrounds with amenities, said the BLM in a statement.